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[movies]The sleep of death - Wellcome Library
A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Gambia; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; History of Medicine
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[movies]The Gambian case - Wellcome Library
A dramatic historical reconstruction of the discovery in 1901 by Drs Michael Forde, a colonial medical officer at Bathurst in the Gambia, and Joseph Everett Dutton (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) of trypanosome parasites in the blood of an Irish sailor suffering from the early stages of African sleeping sickness. This was the first time that trypanosomes had been detected in the blood of a European, and helped to dispel the belief that the disease only affected Africans...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Gambia; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Epidemiology; Medical Sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; History of medicine
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